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May 28, 2008 12:09pm
Img_missing_medium afritz 24 posts

In my application, vibration matters (i.e. I only want the vibration coming from the think I’m mounted too, not vibration caused by flexibility in my mount), so using a single 1/4" screw isn’t enough. Instead, I’m just going to leave a module (or 2) off (cables would make those wasted spots useful again too!) and build a mounting bracket that uses the same thing the modules use to latch on, except maybe with a finger screw to tighten the clamp up instead of a spring.

A blank module housing (like the GPS housing, but with nothing inside it) would work for his. You would just file the antenna connector bubble off, screw the top halve of the shell to whatever you were mounting the bug to, screw the back of the case on and then snap the bug in place.

Have you considered selling empty module housings?

May 29, 2008 6:03pm
Medium jennyw 20 posts

Hi Andrew,

Interesting suggestion – I’ll pass your request along! Thanks so much, customer suggestions are invaluable to us!

- Jenny

May 30, 2008 2:36pm
Img_missing_medium edgar1992 7 posts

I don’t have my unit yet so I’m not sure if this would be secure enough but you could make a piece (aluminum?) to fit the T-Track and use a couple of set screws to keep the base from sliding.

Another option would be to make an "L" shape where the longer leg is a T-track and the shorter leg is drilled to accept a bolt that secures the unit via the tripod mount.

On a side note I think the empty shells (or at least the bottom half with the connector) would be great (maybe use the shells from warranty returns). If you added a mating shell (1/4 of the bug base shell) you could easily make your own cables.

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